Afterburner Inc.

Afterburner Inc is a team of elite military professionals who are experts in helping groups achieve Flawless Execution.  The Flawless Execution Model is a proven process used by highly-trained, highly-skilled military teams around the world to execute missions when the stakes are high and failure is not an option.

Corporate success, like success in combat, critically depends on execution and Afterburner's trademark training can take your team to the next level of performance.  The combination of sound organizational development and combat-proven methodologies has made Afterburner Inc one of the fastest-growing training and consulting organizations in the country.

ABOUT Afterburner Inc.   (+/-)

The Best and the Brightest

Hailing from the most-skilled and elite ranks of the military as well as from top business schools, Afterburner's team of men and women possess a unique and powerful mix of combat experience and business acumen.  Afterburner uses the combat- proven methodologies from the field as well as traditional academics to partner with your team to achieve victory in a rapidly changing business environment.  Flawless Execution is a dynamic and powerful tool:  it is simple to use yet produces effects that last. The results are disciplined, coordinated and predictable.  Afterburner has an unwavering focus on improving your team's ability to execute and is committed to delivering it.     

In Demand from Top Businesses Around the World

Afterburner has offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia, has performed training events in 38 countries and had their materials translated into more than 20 languages.  With over 300 events per year, the Afterburner team has trained more than 100 of the Fortune 500 companies on the Flawless Execution Model.  At Afterburner, "Leading the World's Top Corporations to Flawless Execution" is more than just a slogan-it's the foundation of the company.




Flawless Execution: A Fighter Pilot's Secret to Business Success

In this session, your group will learn how Fighter Pilots attack their missions in both training and combat.  This keynote includes both a Main Speaker and a Wingman Fighter Pilot and is highly customized to meet the needs of your audience. Plan - Learn how Fighter Pilots plan for a mission using the "Six Steps to Effective Combat Mission Planning". Brief - Communicate the plan to maximize the quality of front-line execution. Execute - Discover how Fighter Pilots ensure Flawless Execution in their missions by eliminating performance-draining Task Saturation. Debrief - Implement nameless/rankless feedback sessions in your squadron to guarantee maximum learning.  

Flawless Sales Execution with Mike Ledbetter

When the economy is great, you can tolerate sales teams that are less than flawless.  But what about when the tables are turned and the economy isn't doing well? You can't afford to have your sales teams operate at only a fraction of their potential; they need to hit their numbers not 70%, not 80%, but 100% of the time. But how can sales teams improve their performance overnight? The answer: Marine Corps Fighter Pilot Mike "Marcel" Ledbetter brings you Flawless Sales Execution. Your sales teams are capable of success in any environment - hostile or calm. The power to lead your sales teams to victory can be found in this compelling keynote presentation.    

Leading Flawless Execution from the Top with Jim Murphy

Afterburner's leadership keynote speaker Jim Murphy has helped top business leaders transform strategy into action. Historically fewer than 20% of all initiatives actually get accomplished. This keynote will help align your team around your strategy and understand exactly what to do and how to do it. This 60-90 minute keynote is based on Jim Murphy's ground breaking book Flawless Execution.  

The Afterburner Day

Full or Half Day Event (5-6 hours) Group Sizes 12-1,000 The Afterburner Day is an interactive, hands-on experience where your team will compare the similar situations faced in business and in air combat. During the Afterburner Day, your group will work side by side with some of America's top Fighter Pilots and learn how they excel in the business of combat. The day begins in the main briefing room where you will learn how Fighter Pilots adapt to change, assess risk, and prepare for their mission using the Six Steps to Combat Mission Planning. Suddenly, an urgent telegram will interrupt the briefing and alert your team that they have been attacked by a coalition of hostile competitors. Your Fighter Pilots will split into squadrons (breakout groups of 15) where, with the help of their Afterburner facilitator, they will have one hour to formulate a plan to regain your market share. Leadership, teamwork, and communication will allow each group to overcome the challenges of this dynamic Mission Planning exercise. The Afterburners use SCUD missile attacks, intruders, and information overload to closely parallel today's task-saturated work environment in a fun, new format that ensures a lasting impression. After utilizing these tools for planning and execution, your team will discover how Fighter Pilots learn from their mistakes through an effective debrief. The Afterburners nameless/rankless debriefs shed new light on how your associates can identify and learn from costly mistakes.

Leaning Forward

Half Day Event (3-4 hours) Group sizes 12-1,000 If you don't have time for a full Afterburner Day yet still want to lead your group through an awesome team-building event, then the high-energy, fast-paced Leaning Forward program is for you. This event captures the essentials of the Afterburner Day in a compact format, focusing on planning and debriefing. Leaning Forward is an interactive, corporate event program where your team will learn, via lecture and experiential learning, how Fighter Pilots strive for flawless execution in every single mission. Your group will work side-by-side with some of America's top Fighter Pilots and learn how they excel in the business of combat. Our Afterburner team brings these lessons to your own business environment, in living color, using a multimedia presentation, a role playing breakout session with experienced military Fighter Pilots as facilitators, and punctuated by an intensely climatic and motivational closing. The energy and skill training of this event will improve your group's performance at every level.